Bud & Crescent Cufflinks
A gold torc would have identified its wearer as an individual of rank in the Iron Age. A rigid neck ring, open at the front, made as solid or from multiple strands twisted together, they constitute some of the finest examples of Celtic art.
Ornamentation on the cufflinks is an abstraction of the bud and crescent motif on a gold torc terminal from 150 BCE – 50 BCE Britain.
About the collection
A project with the British Museum, this collaboration draws on the public institution’s vast collection of over 8 million artefacts, documenting the story of human culture from its earliest days to the present. Each piece is marked with the British Museum logotype.